Jodie Cooper and Pauline Menczer took different paths to the top, but faced the same macho surfing culture

Jodie Cooper could ride the biggest waves the Australian ocean hurled at her. Yet that wasn’t the only thing that caught the attention of the surfing community in the 1980s. “People thought she was absolutely gorgeous,” says her protegee and fierce surfing competitor, Pauline Menczer. As an amateur, Pauline collected surfing magazines and studied the… Continue reading Jodie Cooper and Pauline Menczer took different paths to the top, but faced the same macho surfing culture

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Single fins shaper – South Coast NSW Australia

Brand new Single fins for sale from $600. All boards are hand shaped, glassed, sanded, cut, and polished by hand. Gives them that personal touch. From left to right. 5’10″/ 19/1/2″ / 2/3/4″ ; 6’1″ / 19/1/4″ / 2/1/2″;  6’5/1/2″ / 20″ / 3″;  6′ / 20″ / 2/3/4;  5’8″ / 19/1/2″ / 2/3/4; 5’7″… Continue reading Single fins shaper – South Coast NSW Australia

Artist Stephen Milner’s Work Creates an Alternative, Queer Surf History

“A SPIRITUAL GOOD TIME” FLIPS SURF MEDIA’S HISTORICALLY-HETERO-MALE GAZE ON ITS HEAD Originally published by SURFER “Sex sells” is an adage that publishers and agency executives have embraced since time immemorial. And, historically speaking, perhaps no media space has committed to that line more than surfing. From John Peck’s classic “Penetrator” surfboard to Lightning Bolt… Continue reading Artist Stephen Milner’s Work Creates an Alternative, Queer Surf History

Members’ blog: Tyler Megarry

Written by Elie Landesberg and originally published on surfthegreats.org “Site’s like gaysurfers.net offer me that opportunity to connect with queer people over a shared love of surfing. It offers a space for that particular part of my identity where surfing and being queer overlap to just exist and be expressed with others who have that… Continue reading Members’ blog: Tyler Megarry

Wavesisters SURF WEEK

A surf trip for women 14.03.-22.03.20 @ Wavesisters Surf & Yoga Camp Lanzarote09.05.-17.05.20 @ Wavesisters Surf & Yoga Camp Portugal You always wanted to learn how to surf and you were looking for a gender-non-conforming surf group? Here we go!We welcome all queers: lesbian, gay, bi, trans, inter, non-binary people!Join our Queer Only Week and… Continue reading Wavesisters SURF WEEK

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Gay Surf Trip in Sagres, Portugal – Septembre 2019

GS is teaming up with Sagres Sun Stay to organise a surf trip in Sagres, Portugal 22/09/2019 to 29/09/2019. Sports Activities Packages Surf – Beginners · Breakfast included; · 7 nights in one of our accommodation options; · 5 days of lunch boxes; · 5-day transportation; · 5 days of surf classes taught by certified… Continue reading Gay Surf Trip in Sagres, Portugal – Septembre 2019

How gay-friendly is Australia’s beach culture ?

Written by Gary Nunn – Originally published by the GUARDIAN. “Surfers go to south Bondi, backpackers, families and people from western Sydney go in the middle, then gays go to north Bondi.” The advice Dan Murphy was given upon arriving in Sydney from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in 2003 is an unspoken rule. For Australia’s famous… Continue reading How gay-friendly is Australia’s beach culture ?

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Interview with John Witzig

Australian surf photographer and journalist John Witzig documented some of the most important events in surfing through the 1960s and 70s. I remember reading that John was gay in an article by Nick Carroll. So when he came down to Sydney for another photo exhibition, I decided to introduce myself and ask him a few… Continue reading Interview with John Witzig